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Abit AX5 Motherboard

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AX5 586/686 Processor Based ATX Mainboard With SOFT MENUTM Technology

Based on Intel's 430TX chipset, the AX5 is uniquely designed for file servers, workstations and professional users. The AX5 provides an abundant supply of main memory, IDE interface, and high performance PCI Rev. 2.1. A combination of three 168-pin DIMM and four 72-pin SIMM sockets fullfills the memory hungry requirement of high-end computing environments. The 168-pin DIMM sockets support Synchronous, FP, and EDO DRAM. The AX5 also implements SOFT MENUTM, a leading technology that eliminates all jumpers on the mainboard that set CPU parameters. With SOFT MENU end-users are able to use software to easily and correctly install their own CPU, enabling them to upgrade to a Pentium processor with MMXTM technology, AMD-K6TM processor, or Cyrix 6x86MXTM processor.


  1. PS/2 mouse port
  2. PS/2 keyboard port
  3. Three voltage regulators incorporate switch power design to stabilize CPU operation
  4. Socket 7
  5. Built-in 256K or 512K P. B. SRAM
  6. Four 72-pin SIMM sockets
  7. Three 168-pin DIMM sockets for 3.3V unbuffered DRAM modules
  8. Clock generator chip
  9. Award Plug and Play BIOS
  10. Intel 430TX chipset (MTXC and PIIX4 chips)
  11. Four PCI slots
  12. Four ISA slots
  13. Super I/O chip
  14. Built-in Standard/EPP/ECP parallel port
  15. Two floppy disk drive connectors support up to 2.88MB
  16. Secondary IDE connector
  17. Primary IDE connector
  18. Two built-in USB ports
  19. 16550 compatible serial port(COM 1)
  20. 16550 compatible serial port(COM 2)


Abit AX5
Employs switching type regulator to stabilize CPU operation
Supports 50, 55, 60, 66, 75*, 83* MHz CPU external clock speeds
Supports Intel Pentium processors and Pentium processors with MMX technology
Supports AMD-K6TM and AMD-K5TM processors
Supports Cyrix 6x86TM/ 6x86LTM processors and Cyrix 6x86MXTM PR150~PR233 processors
Supports IDT WinChip C6 150-180MHz processors
Intel 430TX chipset (MTXC and PIIX4 chips)
Supports Ultra DMA/33 IDE protocol
Supports Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification
Supports OS directed power management (Windows 95 soft power off)
Supports PCI Rev. 2.1
Three 168-pin DIMM sockets for 3.3V unbuffered DRAM modules
DIMM sockets support SDRAM, EDO and FP DRAM
Four 72-pin SIMM sockets
SIMM sockets support EDO and FP DRAM
Supports 4MB to 256MB memory sizes
Built-in 512K P.B. SRAM
CPU SoftMenuTM eliminates the need for jumpers or DIP switches to set CPU parameters
Award Plug and Play BIOS support APM, DMI, and ACPI
Write-protect Anti-Virus function by AWARD BIOS
Year 2000 compliant
One floppy port connector supporting up to 2.88MB floppy drive and 3 mode floppy drive
Two channels of bus master IDE ports for up to four IDE devices (including LS-120MB floppy drive)
Built-in Standard/EPP/ECP parallel port connector
Two built-in 16550 fast UART compatible serial ports connectors
Built-in PS/2 mouse and PS/2 keyboard ports connectors
Two built-in USB ports connectors
Built-in standardnIrDA Tx/RX header
Baby ATX form factor
Four ISA slots and four PCI slots
Supports keyboard Re-new fuse

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